The physical and mental health benefits of enjoying the great outdoors are well known and camping is a great way to get away from it all with your friends, family or on your own.
To make sure you enjoy all the benefits you should observe some basic hygiene practices when camping to avoid picking up or spreading infection from other people and animals.
Note: Even the remotest parts of Scotland, you will attract mice to your tent. They will eat through a tent and rucksack to get to open food, so keep it securely hidden. However, mice do not carry the same infectious diseases as rats.
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